About My Right to Study

If you are an international student who requires a visa or immigration permissions to be in the UK, you must demonstrate to us that you have the right to study in the UK and at the University of Birmingham. My Right to Study gives you control of this process by allowing you to upload documents directly to the International Student Team as you progress through your visa application, from receiving your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) through to arriving in the UK.

How does it work?

View the information guides for the type of visa that you have or are applying for. Use the document upload pages to upload images of your documents and to provide important information.


Continuing Students

You should only upload documents if you are a continuing student who has received a new visa or passport since your last Right to Study check or if you are an EU/EEA national continuing your studies. All other students with no changes to their immigration documents are not required to upload any documents.

Each time you upload a document, it will be checked by the International Student Team who will contact you to confirm if the document has been approved or rejected. If it is rejected you will be told why, and asked to re-submit the appropriate document.

Find out what you need to upload

You must upload the documents before your course start date. The Right to Study check is essential to start your studies at the University of Birmingham.  If you do not provide the required documents within three weeks of your course start date, the University will be required to withdraw immigration sponsorship meaning that you will not be able to continue your studies and will be required to leave the UK.

Completing your Right to Study check

When all of your documents and information has been uploaded and confirmed by the International Student Team, you will have completed your Right to Study check. You will receive an email confirming that you have completed the check which you can keep for your records.


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